Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.2 / Slamd 64
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: 15
Travan tape streamer problem

Hehe, ok going on from my previous thread (can anyone help with my ati card and GATOS?) here's the trouble I'm having with my travan tape streamer.

I can do a "modprobe ide-tape" and then do "mt -f /dev/ht0 retension" and that worked the tape rewound and did whatever it needed to do. But if I use tar, nothing happens.

I tried this to put something onto the tape:

tar -cvf /dev/ht0 test.jpg

The result was:

tar: /dev/ht0: Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

The tape dosen't seem to take any notice of commands from tar, only from "mt" !

Any ideas

Old 07-04-2003, 05:53 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.2 / Slamd 64
Posts: 86

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Also tried the programs that come with mandrake and tried starting the system with a tape in but it still didn't work. Even specifying /dev/ht0 in one of mandrake's backup programs (kDat) doesn't work at all .



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Tape streamer deweirdt Linux - Hardware 19 04-25-2009 08:35 AM
Travan 40 IDE Tape Drive Kaashar Mandriva 1 10-25-2004 04:34 PM
Travan tape drive bimble Linux - Hardware 3 08-05-2004 07:46 PM
can't mount seagate travan tape drive slacard Slackware 2 03-08-2004 07:14 AM
Installing Travan SCSI Tape Drive bubbagates Linux - General 1 05-01-2002 03:10 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration